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Georgia Energy Star sales-tax holiday starts Friday
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Georgia’s annual sales-tax holiday for energy-efficient Energy Star products starts at 12:01 a.m. Friday and runs through midnight Sunday. 

Shoppers who make a qualifying purchase during the tax holiday are exempt from paying state and local sales tax on a number of household items such as appliances, compact fluorescent light bulbs, doors/windows and thermostats.   

Georgia Power also reminds customers that those who purchase qualified Energy Star appliances — including refrigerators, air conditioners and clothes washers — may be eligible to receive additional rebates from the utility. The company is also offering additional instant savings of $2-$6 on select packs of Energy Star-certified compact fluorescent lightbulbs and LEDs at participating Costco, The Home Depot and Wal-Mart locations through the end of November.      

Georgia’s sales-tax holiday marks the start of National Energy Awareness Month, an annual recognition of the central role energy plays in national prosperity, security, and environmental well-being.  Throughout October, Georgia Power is sharing news and information on the monthlong observance using #EnergyAwarenessMonth on Twitter, as well as creative ways to save money and energy every day using #GAEnergyTips.

For more information about available rebates and instant savings from Georgia Power, as well as a full schedule of October in-store events, visit For more information about Georgia’s sales tax holiday, visit

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